CALL FOR PAPERS: ROSA LUXEMBURG AND HER IDEAS
April 26-29, 2018 - Chicago
From April 26-29, 2018, the International Rosa Luxemburg Society and RLS—NYC are co-organizing an International Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Chicago.
Rosa Luxemburg dedicated her life to the fight against war, poverty, exploitation, and other forms of oppression. Living in the age of neoliberalism, many of us are facing the same or similar problems today as people did at the beginning of the 20th century. Luxemburg, who was a versatile Marxist theoretician as well as an excellent journalist and effective agitator, has left us a body of work that can still impact the political left in the present. We invite you to present relevant papers on the life and work of Rosa Luxemburg and her close comrades.
Prof. (pens.) Dr. Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Kolkata, India
Prof. Dr. William A. Pelz, Chicago, Illinois, USA (dec.)
Prof. Dr. Pablo Slavin, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Dr. Albert Scharenberg, Co-Director, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
The conference language is English. Send paper proposals, including abstract (300-500 words), paper title, and short vita, to Ottokar Luban by December 31, 2017. A very limited number of travel grants will be available. Please indicate if you would like to apply for one.
Talking About Democratic Socialism 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Fall 1989 was a moment of radical transformation for the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Already many GDR citizens had migrated to West Germany to escape state repression. On November 4, almost half a million other GDR citizens gathered at Alexanderplatz in Berlin for a peaceful protest, calling for the democratization of the socialistic state. Organized by......
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